samsung galaxy advance complete action with video or internet?
I recently just migrated to France and and it is illegal to donwload here. i would love to know when i watch a video from the internet, my samsung galaxy advance will ask me to either complete the action using video or internet. It will start to donwload when i select internet but i was wondering, is it the same case when i complete the action using video? Will it be downloading the video without me knowing it is happening?
I'm not familiar with French law. I can't comment on the letter of the law, but if its illegal to download then yes, either way you're using data.
Seems like a dumbass law though. French that hard up for bandwidth? Seems like something's wrong, anytime you use data you are downloading something, be it kB or gb. Seems like it wouldn't make sense to own a smartphone unless WiFi is widespread. I doubt that in rural areas.
Sounds like you may have heard a bit of skewed information. I doubt it's illegal to download in France. Could be that what you heard was that it was illegal to pirate media or software...which is illegal most places.
I'm of the same thought process as Cats......I believe you've misinterpreted the "law." I've been reading around the 'net and it seems in France that a few years ago they started cracking down on "illegal" downloads, which Cats referenced above......piracy. It should be fine to download something that wouldn't be deemed as "pirating" of music, or movies, or what-have-you.
Sorry I'm coming in late. I'll try and put it simply.
In any EU country it is illegal to download any content, if:
1) You use for public use,
2) To sell, or in any way profit from it.
It´s ok if you do so for your own private use.
There are campaigns against piracy going on sporadically. And if you are caught with obviously pirated content on your PC, smartphone or whatever you own, then yes you'll face the sanctions imposed.
Now, let´s complicate matters, shall we?
No cop or policeman, republican guard, CID, is going to confiscate or demand to see what you own. If they do, you have the right to deny access. The only thing they may ask for is proof of ownership.
Unless you're involved in some illegal activity, and you have been identified (first) then they'll have to show you an intent to investigate and cease whatever is found in your property. Usually this is a order from the local magistrate.
So, if you're not into crime, download and upload away.
The French particularly, are more concerned with what Apple, Google, Yahoo and the like do. In other words anything Yank, is (typically and historically) frowned on. French!